I just got this shoe for unicycling. Mine are blue where these are red. Blue was clearance. $11 down from $30 at Payless. Leather. I hopped around the parking lot on my Summit. I think they’ll do fine.
I have been wearing lite hikers that are cut surprisingly similar to these Basketball shoes. (Ankle protection but cut low in the back for easy toe-pointing.
Some buds use the Converse Hi-top. No padding at the ankle. I bang the andle bone too much for no padding.